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Family planning made easier

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A groundbreaking new service for couples looking for a permanent method of birth control, as their families are complete – and for women where childbirth presents a risk – is soon to be provided at the Friarage Hospital.

The ESSURE permanent birth control system manufactured by Conceptus is a minimally invasive technique designed to provide a non-surgical alternative for women seeking sterilisation which involves no anaesthesia, no cutting and just a simple 10-minute process (average time).

Fourth catheter lab open

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opened its fourth cardiac catheter lab providing state of the art facilities for local heart patients.

An examination room fitted with diagnostic imaging equipment to support the catheterisation procedure, the fourth lab at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will help ensure patients are treated more quickly and their hospital stay is reduced.

Remember September’s coffee time

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Macmillan volunteers from the cancer information centres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friararge Hospital in Northallerton are already making plans for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2012.

Money raised at the popular event in September helps Macmillan Cancer Support provide medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including patients and carers.

Have the Olympics inspired you to get into shape?

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Health improvement specialists are hoping the Olympics will have inspired men on Teesside to get into shape this summer.

Specialists from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offering free cycling, walking and healthy cooking sessions for men as part of a new “Waist Removal” weight MANagement programme in partnership with Middlesbrough Council, the Retired and Senior Volunteers Programme and Middlesbrough Cycle Centre.

Radiographer develops new sling for heart patients

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A new sling developed for heart patients at The James Cook University Hospital could soon be used by the NHS across the country or even further afield.

Senior radiographer Sue Best came up with the simple idea to provide comfort for both the patient and clinician during a coronary angiogram – a specialist type of x-ray which finds out detailed information about the heart’s arteries.

One-stop clinic for living kidney donation launched in Middlesbrough

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A new one-stop assessment clinic for living kidney donors has been launched at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

All kidney donors who choose to donate a kidney to a relative or friend can come to the one stop clinic after having had specialist nursing assessment and initial blood tests, meaning they now have just one visit to the hospital instead of three.

Can you lend a hand – volunteers wanted

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The Macmillan cancer information and support centre at the Friarage Hospital is looking for volunteers with an interest in helping people and who can spare some time to help with their important work.

The centre at the Northallerton hospital offers a relaxed, friendly and confidential environment and is open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 4pm. Anyone whose life has been affected by cancer is welcome to drop in to share their concerns with one of the dedicated team of staff and trained volunteers.

131 miles, 31 cyclists, one aim

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Phil Davis had a successful kidney transplant last year. He was so pleased with the treatment and care he received, he promised himself that he would repay the hospitals concerned with a fundraiser that would challenge him to complete.

Phil, a director with Thornaby-based filtration specialists John Morfield Ltd, was referred to the renal investigation unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he was informed that he was suffering from deteriorating kidney function.

Hospital opens high dependency unit for patients

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A new £4.5million general HDU (high dependency unit) has opened its doors to patients at The James Cook University Hospital.

Caring for people who are seriously ill has become a large and complex part of healthcare and requires many specialist skills to ensure we provide the best possible care for some of our most sickest – and vulnerable – patients.